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Christmas Word Problems – Extra Information (Grade 3)

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Christmas Word Problems – Extra Information

Instructions: Read each word problem. Decide what information is not needed to solve the problem.

1. 
Read the word problem:
Christmas - Tree - Small
Julia hangs 12 candy canes on the tree. Clare hangs 8 snowmen on the tree. Alex hangs 9 candy canes on the tree. How many candy canes were hung on the tree?

What is the extra information?
  1. Julia hangs 12 candy canes on the tree.
  2. Clare hangs 8 snowmen on the tree.
  3. Alex hangs 9 candy canes on the tree.
  4. How many candy canes were hung on the tree?
2. 
Read the word problem:
Christmas - Stocking - Small
Taylor's family has 6 stockings hanging by the chimney. Cedric's family has 4 stockings hanging by the chimney. All of the stockings are red and green. How many total stockings are hanging by the chimneys?

What is the extra information?
  1. Taylor's family has 6 stockings hanging by the chimney.
  2. Cedric's family has 4 stockings hanging by the chimney.
  3. All of the stockings are red and green.
  4. How many total stockings are hanging by the chimneys?
3. 
Read the word problem:
Christmas - Snowman - Small
8 snowmen have red mittens. 5 snowmen have green mittens. 7 snowmen have blue mittens. How many more snowmen have red mittens than green mittens?

What is the extra information?
  1. 8 snowmen have red mittens.
  2. 5 snowmen have green mittens.
  3. 7 snowmen have blue mittens.
  4. How many more snowmen have red mittens than green mittens?
4. 
Read the word problem:
Christmas - Bell - Small
The bells have red bows tied to them. A box holds 4 rows of bells. Each row has 5 bells. How many bells are in the box?

What is the extra information?
  1. The bells have red bows tied to them.
  2. A box holds 4 rows of bells.
  3. Each row has 5 bells.
  4. How many bells are in the box?
5. 
Read the word problem:
Christmas - Santa - Small
A toy store has 4 shelves of Santa toys. Each of the Santa toys is 5 inches tall. There are a total of 28 Santa toys. How many Santa toys are on each shelf?

What is the extra information?
  1. A toy store has 4 shelves of Santa toys.
  2. Each of the Santa toys is 5 inches tall.
  3. There are a total of 28 Santa toys.
  4. How many Santa toys are on each shelf?
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